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Southern Miss to Host Economic Outlook Symposium on Feb. 28

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Economic trends and forecasts will be the focus of a special symposium presented by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Sponsored by The First Bank, “IMPACT: Southern Miss Economic Outlook” will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with registration set for 8:30 a.m. The annual symposium provides a look ahead to the economic climate that the state, region and nation will face.

The symposium also features several noted economic experts including: Adrienne C. Clack, vice president and regional executive, New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Dr. Darrin Webb, state economist for Mississippi; Jack Norris, president, Gulf Coast Business Council and Chad Newell, president, Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership.

“As the engine that drives business education and produces the future generations of business leaders in this region, the College of Business must work with industry to look at ways of improving the local business climate,” said Dr. J.T. Tisdale, director of external relations for the Southern Miss College of Business. “We are proud to partner with The First Bank to host this event to bring in professionals in the financial industry, economic developers and people from our community to get a glimpse of what 2013 might resemble.”

To pre-register for the symposium call 601.266.5418.